Straw, sticks and bricks: Queensland house histories

Discover how the wetlands, forests and clay of the Mary River helped shape the architecture of Maryborough, and how your own home may have been influenced by the environment. Leading historian and architect Don Watson examines how local building traditions in Maryborough relate to surveys undertaken prior to the discovery of gold in Gympie.

Brisbane City Council archivist Annabel Lloyd and Mary Howells, historian in the Heritage Branch of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, reveal the resources which help in researching the history of a house.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Heritage Protection. Hosted by Radio National’s Kate Evans.

When: Wed 16 May 2012, 12.30pm
Where:  slq Auditorium 2, level 2
Duration: 1:32:26hr

House histories (DOC 277.0 KB)

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